Classical Weekdays

Monday through Friday, 6 am to 6 pm

WRTI brings you the best recordings of works from the vast world of classical music every weekday from 6 am to 6 pm. Chamber music, symphonies, choral works, violin concertos, piano sonatas, and more...engagingly presented with insight and a smile by our knowledgeable hosts.

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Playlist

October 12, 2012

6:06 AM
IL TURCO IN ITALIA Overture
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 37859 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra : National Philharmonic Orch.
Label : CBS/Sony
6:17 AM
Concerto Armonico No. 1in G
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Composer : Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer
Catalog : 410205 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Argo
6:32 AM
Valse de Concert No. 1in D Op 47
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 2391 CD
Conductor : Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : Guild
6:44 AM
String Sonata No. 5in E-Flat
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Composer : Gioacchino Rossini
Catalog : 69524 CD
Conductor : Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra : Polish Chamber Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
7:06 AM
Waltz Fantasyin b
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Composer : Mikhail Glinka
Catalog : 45609 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : Phil Orch of Radio France
Label : Vrgn Clscs
7:17 AM
THE MUSIC MAN: Seventy-Six Trombones
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Composer : Meredith Willson
Catalog : 62 CD
Conductor : Frederick Fennell
Orchestra : Dallas Wind Symphony
Label : Reference
7:23 AM
Sailors’ Dances
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Composer : Paul Gilson
Catalog : 223418 CD
Conductor : Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra : BRT Philharmonic, Brussels
Label : MarcoPolo
7:32 AM
Symphonyin D
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Composer : Frederick the Great
Catalog : 1003 CD
Conductor : Richard Auldon Clark
Orchestra : Manhattan Chamber Orchestra
Label : Helicon
7:46 AM
Symphony No. 39in C
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Composer : J. Michael Haydn
Catalog : 481 CD
Conductor : Hans-Peter Frank
Orchestra : Helsingborgs Symph. Orchestra
Label : Bis
8:06 AM
Lustspiel Overture Op 38
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Composer : Ferruccio Busoni
Catalog : 572922 CD
Conductor : Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra : Rome Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
8:16 AM
Le Dieu et la bayadere: Overture
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Composer : Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber
Catalog : 1039 CD
Conductor : B. Tommy Andersson
Orchestra : Gothenburg Opera Orchestra
Label : Sterling
8:26 AM
RIGOLETTO: La Donna e Mobile
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 89209 CD
Conductor : Emerson Buckley
Orchestra : Symphonic Orch. of Emilia Roma
Label : CBS/Sony
8:31 AM
Bassoon Concerto No. 6in e
Artist : Klaus Thunemann, bassoon
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 154 CD
Orchestra : I Musici
Label : Pentatone
8:46 AM
Sinfoniain C
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Composer : Josef Myslivecek
Catalog : 4776418 CD
Conductor : Werner Erhardt
Orchestra : Concerto Koln
Label : D. Gramphn
8:57 AM
Piano Sonata No. 11: Rondo alla Turcain A
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 9349 CD
Conductor : Matthias Bamert
Orchestra : BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Chandos
9:06 AM
Concertoin F
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 453451 CD
Conductor : Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra : The English Concert
Label : D. Gramphn
9:19 AM
Harp Concertoin A
Artist : Claudia Antonelli, harp
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Composer : Karl Ditters Von Dittersdorf
Catalog : 350246 CD
Conductor : Hans Ludwig Hirsch
Orchestra : Innsbruck Chamber Ens.
Label : EuropaMusi
9:41 AM
Adagio on Celtic Themesin e Op 56
Artist : Julius Berger, cello
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 6060 CD
Conductor : Antoni Wit
Orchestra : Polish Radio Symphony Orchestr
Label : EBS
9:52 AM
Great Mass:in c
Artist : ASMF Chorus
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 416273 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Philips
10:00 AM
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 414595 CD
Conductor : Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra : Academy of St Martin in Fields
Label : Argo
10:18 AM
Violin Concerto No. 1in g Op 26
Artist : Nicola Benedetti, violin
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Composer : Max Bruch
Catalog : 4764092 CD
Conductor : Jakub Hrusa
Orchestra : Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
10:45 AM
Harpsichord Suite No. 4in e
Artist : Lisa Smirnova, piano
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Composer : George Friederich Handel
Catalog : 2213 CD
Label : ECM
11:02 AM
Symphonic Poem No. 4: Orpheus
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Composer : Franz Liszt
Catalog : 66834 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : CBS/Sony
11:16 AM
Symphony No. 3in E-Flat Op 10
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 90797 CD
Conductor : Libor Pesek
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Vrgn Clscs
12:06 PM
Concerto for lute and flutein F
Artist : Richard Stone, lute
Album :
Composer : Silvius Leopold Weiss
Catalog : 707 CD
Orchestra : Tempesta di Mare
Label : Chandos
12:20 PM
Piano Concertoin a Op 17
Artist : Felicia Blumenthal, piano
Album :
Composer : Ignace Jan Paderewski
Catalog : 28 CD
Conductor : Helmuth Froschauer
Orchestra : Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Label : Brana
12:57 PM
Trumpet Voluntary
Artist : Wynton Marsalis, trumpet
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Composer : John Stanley
Catalog : 66244 CD
Conductor : Anthony Newman
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
12:57 PM
A Tribute Op 56
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Composer : Edmund Rubbra
Catalog : 6599 CD
Conductor : Hans-Hubert Schonzeler
Orchestra : Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Label : Chandos
12:57 PM
Symphony No. 2
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Composer : Ralph Vaughan Williams
Catalog : 47213 CD
Conductor : Adrian Boult
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
2:00 PM
Hymn of the Nations
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
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Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Catalog : 4758177 CD
Conductor : James Levine
Orchestra : Philharmonia Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
2:16 PM
Symphony No. 4in e Op 98
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 400037 CD
Conductor : Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:00 PM
Duet Concertino
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Composer : Richard Strauss
Catalog : 5186060 CD
Conductor : Paavo Jarvi
Orchestra : German Ch. Phil., Bremen
Label : Pentatone
3:21 PM
Variations on a theme of Corelli Op 42
Artist : Xiayin Wang, piano
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Composer : Sergei Rachmaninoff
Catalog : 10724 CD
Label : Chandos
3:42 PM
Serenade No. 6in D
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 91122 CD
Conductor : Yehudi Menuhin
Orchestra : Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Label : Vrgn Clscs
4:06 PM
Prometheus Bound Overture Op 38
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Composer : Carl Goldmark
Catalog : 56955 CD
Conductor : James Conlon
Orchestra : Gurzenich Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
4:26 PM
La Grotta di Tronofrio Overture
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Composer : Antonio Salieri
Catalog : 223381 CD
Conductor : Michael Dittrich
Orchestra : Slovak Radio Symphony Orchest.
Label : MarcoPolo
4:34 PM
CARMEN: Flower Song; La fleur que tu m’
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Album :
Composer : Georges Bizet
Catalog : 10170 CD
Conductor : Leone Magiera
Orchestra : Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:42 PM
TURANDOT: Nessun dorma
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Album :
Composer : Giacomo Puccini
Catalog : 10014 CD
Conductor : Zubin Mehta
Orchestra : London Philharmonic Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
4:48 PM
Catari, Catari. Core Ingrato
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Album :
Composer : Salvatore Cardillo
Catalog : 4758177 CD
Conductor : Giancarlo Chiaramello
Orchestra : Orch del Teatro Com di Bologna
Label : London/Dec
4:48 PM
DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT:
Artist : Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Album :
Composer : Gaetano Donizetti
Catalog : 417011 CD
Conductor : Richard Bonynge
Orchestra : Royal Opera, Covent Garden
Label : London/Dec
5:06 PM
Le Dieu et la bayadere: Ballet
Artist :
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Composer : Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber
Catalog : 1039 CD
Conductor : B. Tommy Andersson
Orchestra : Gothenburg Opera Orchestra
Label : Sterling
5:18 PM
Hungarian Rhapsodyin D Op 68
Artist : Maria Kliegel, cello
Album :
Composer : David Popper
Catalog : 554657 CD
Conductor : Gerhard Markson
Orchestra : Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
Label : Naxos
5:29 PM
Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra
Artist : Christopher Parkening, guitar
Album :
Composer : Elmer Bernstein
Catalog : 56859 CD
Conductor : Elmer Bernstein
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
5:54 PM
La maja de Goya
Artist : Christopher Parkening, guitar
Album :
Composer : Enrique Granados
Catalog : 56730 CD
Label : Angel/EMI

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Creatively Speaking
12:24 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

The American Pianist Who Rocked Russia for Decades

Van Cliburn in a ticker-tape parade in 1958 after winning the Moscow International Tchaikovsky Competition. He's the only musician to ever receive a ticker-tape parade tribute in New York City.

Saturday, July 12, 2014 would have been the 80th birthday of celebrated American pianist Van Cliburn,  who died in 2013. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, his 1958 win in the Soviet Union’s first International Tchaikovsky Competition was a welcome sign of warmth in the midst of Cold War tensions.

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Creatively Speaking
12:05 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Yannick Conducts His Alma Mater Choir...and The Philadelphia Orchestra!

Westminster Symphonic Choir

Westminster Choir College at Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey is an epicenter for excellence in choral music. As WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports, one of Westminster’s choirs can be heard on WRTI on Sunday, July 13 at 1 pm, conducted by a now very well-known alum of the school.

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Creatively Speaking
6:00 am
Mon July 7, 2014

The Musical Treasure Trove At The Library Of Congress

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) at work in his apartment in NYC in 1947.
Photographic proof by Victor Kraft Library of Congress

A manuscript of a J.S. Bach cantata casts a new light on how Bach intended the piece to be played. A singer gains insight from a line in a Porgy and Bess manuscript that differs from the final lyrics. The Music Division of the massive Library of Congress in Washington, DC,  is a place where performers, composers, scholars and the general public make discoveries of the musical kind.

Case in point: in a series of letters written in 1957 to his wife Felicia, while she was visiting her family in Santiago, Chile, Leonard Bernstein faithfully chronicles the progress of West Side Story during the final weeks of rehearsal through the show’s out-of-town opening in Washington, D.C.  The letters reveal Bernstein’s changing emotions about the show from frustration and agony to his final state of euphoria.  In addition to comments about West Side Story, Bernstein writes about signing his contract as conductor with the New York Philharmonic, his upcoming thirty-ninth birthday, and how much he misses Felicia and their children, Jamie and Alexander. Read the letters here.

The Special Collections of the Music Division are truly fascinating and constitute a resource for musical scholarship that is unmatched anywhere in the world. These unique bodies of materials are extraordinarily vast and diverse, yet very much interrelated. They include some of the greatest treasures of the Music Division and the Library of Congress.

Excerpts of Meridee Duddleston’s interview with Senior Music Specialist Raymond White and Music Division Director Susan Vita.

People's Choice Concert with Host Gregg Whiteside
2:55 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

The Philadelphians and WRTI at the Mann Center: Join us on August 1st!

"The People's Choice" concert is free and it's on Friday, August 1 at 8 pm at the Mann Center. Gregg Whiteside is host.

WRTI has teamed up with The Philadelphia Orchestra and The Mann Center for the Performing Arts to present our first-ever People's Choice Concert. Join us at the Mann on August 1st when the Fabulous Philadelphians play a *program selected by YOU! Gregg Whiteside will be your host for the evening. Astral Artist Eunice Kim (violin) will be the soloist.

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Classic Music and Jazz for July 3rd and 4th
1:15 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Music for Your Independence Day Holiday!

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CLASSICAL

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Creatively Speaking.
4:35 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Losing His Head in the Opera, Salome: Bass-Baritone Alan Held

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It was a Bible story, and then a French play by Oscar Wilde. Then it was translated into German, before Strauss turned it into his opera, Salome. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, a production from May, 2014 continued the evolution of this complex and compelling work of art.

On Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 1 pm on WRTI, listen to a recorded broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia performing Richard Strauss' Salome.

Bass-baritone Alan Held talks with WRTI's Susan Lewis about his character, Jochanaan (John the Baptist).

WRTI Picks from NPR Music
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Julius Rudel, photographed (ca. 1970) in rehearsal with the orchestra of the New York City Opera, spent more than three decades with the company.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 4:12 pm

Conductor Julius Rudel, a defining figure in 20th-century opera production, died early Thursday morning. He was 93, and died at his New York home of natural causes, according to his son Anthony Rudel, station manager of Boston classical music broadcaster WCRB. WCRB is part of WGBH and an NPR member station.

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Station Announcements
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Where We Are...WRTI at the End of Fiscal Year 2013/2014

WRTI Station Manager Bill Johnson

As we get closer to the end of WRTI's fiscal year on June 30th, I'd like to express how very grateful we are to all of our members who contributed during the last year.

If you renewed online, gave an additional gift because you received a letter, contributed for the first time because of a member drive, donated a vehicle, arranged a planned gift...thank you! If you're one of over a thousand sustaining members who invest in WRTI every month...thank you! It's all greatly appreciated.

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Creatively Speaking
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Your Brain On Music: The Science Behind The Pleasure

It’s no secret that a favorite piece of music can evoke profound pleasure and emotion. We've all experienced the “chills” response. WRTI’s Meridee Duddleston hears from a neuroscientist about the visceral and culturally conditioned effect of music on the brain.

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Creatively Speaking
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Renaissance Man, Pianist Stephen Hough, Explores "The Night" in His New CD

Once named by The Economist magazine as one  of the world’s 20 living polymaths, pianist Stephen Hough pursues a variety of  interests, from music to poetry to painting. In 2001 he became the first classical music performer to win the prestigious MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Fellowship.  WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more on this versatile artist, and his most recent CD.

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